Srinagar: The famous Krishna Dhaba owner’s son Akash Mehra, who was shot at and critically wounded by gunmen earlier this month in Srinagar, died in a hospital on Sunday morning.
Akash was critically wounded when he was shot at near his shop at Dalgate Sonawar area on February 17 evening, when a foreign delegation was in the city for assessing ground situation in the Kashmir valley.
The injured, who had received three bullet wounds, was admitted to hospital where he was operated upon by doctors.
However, he succumbed this morning at the hospital. His family members left with the body of Akash for Jammu this morning, sources said.
His last rites were performed at Janipora in Jammu.
Akash was the second non-Kashmiri killed by gunmen this year. Satpal Singh, a goldsmith was shot dead at his shop at Sarai Bala on December 31.
Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir range, on February 19 said that three newly recruited militants involved in the incident were arrested.
The weapon and motorcycle used for the crime have also been seized, he had said.
All the political parties including two former CMs Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti condoled the demise of Akash.